|Facilitator:||Dr. Marylou Dickson|
|Date:||January 25, 2023|
|Time:||4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN|
|Focus:||English Language Arts, Literacy and Literature|
ELA Teachers grade 7-12, School-based Administrators, Educational Coaches, Instructional Coaches, District LEaders
About this Learning Opportunity
As ELA teachers, it is helpful to understand how you engage with the texts (paper or multimodal) you read, write, view, represent, speak, and listen. By having this understanding, you have more tools needed to more effectively assist your students to think as discipline specialists. In this session, you will be given an opportunity to become more cognizant of the thinking you - as an ELA teacher - use as you engage with various text. With this new metacognition, we can add to your lessons to improve student ELA thinking and application.
This session addresses the LQS competencies
- #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
- #4: Leading a Learning Community
This session addresses the TQS competencies
- #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
- #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.
About the Facilitator
Dr. Marylou Dickson
Marylou Dickson (EdD) has a strong background in secondary literacy which includes her EdD research on how secondary discipline specialists engage with discipline-specific texts and completing her MEd from the U of A; her research examined how to encourage secondary content literacy. She served as secretary for the Northern Alberta Reading Specialist Council for two years. Dr. Dickson has worn a number of different hats with the Edmonton School Board including teaching secondary English Language Arts (ELA) for over twenty-five years, being an ELA department lead, providing literacy support for grade 3-9 students, and working as a secondary literacy consultant. Marylou has a passion for seeing literacy taught in all secondary subjects. She has taught Secondary Discipline-Specific Literacy at The King’s University. For the 2022-2023 school year, Marylou will be teaching ELA 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, and 30-2. Through the expertise she has gleaned from her research and teaching experience, Marylou has honed her secondary literacy coaching skills that can positively impact the way secondary teachers communicate their discipline-specific literacy to their students.
Marylou Dickson (EdD) has a strong background in secondary literacy which includes her EdD research on how secondary discipline specialists engage with discipline-specific texts and completing her MEd from the U of A; her research examined how to encourage secondary content literacy. She served as secretary for the Northern Alberta Reading Specialist Council for two... Read more »